Saturday, September 28, 2013

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

So I completely forgot how much time and work it takes to move into an antique booth - even just a small one! I'm still not ready, and the Tuesday move-in day is fast approaching... I did manage to list a few auctions in between pulling and pricing mall inventory though, hopefully once I'm settled in there I can turn my energies toward listing stuff online so I am ready for the Christmas shopping season! A girl can dream, right? ;)

( I listed this one on its own in case there was anyone out there who only collects poison bottles... )

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Antique mall booth round 2 - here we go again!

If you have been a reader of my blog for a while, you might remember the brief period of time back in 2009 when I had a space at the Hocking Hills Antique Barn. If you weren't around then, click on over to read all about it - it was quite an interesting experience (the first post in the series is at the bottom of the page, the last one is at the top).

I've considered giving it another try since then, but haven't taken the plunge again - until now! I'm moving into a 6' x 8' space at the Delaware Antique Mall in Delaware, Ohio. It is a bit closer than the last place was, only about half an hour away.

It is less overall space than I had at the Barn, but rent is cheaper - which I figure is a good thing while I am giving it a try and seeing how things go. I like it for a few reasons - the main one being that it is big, with lots of great dealers selling stuff that is right up my alley. Also it is on the main drag downtown, near 2 other antique malls - which hopefully means it gets a good bit of traffic.

I'm in it to win it this time - I learned quite a bit the last time I tried it, and since I decided to give it another go I have been researching selling tips and display ideas, including buying the Selling In An Antique Mall e-book from Vintage Rescue Squad, which is full of great information.

I haven't decided if I will be blogging about it here on the Vintage Goodness blog like I did before, or if I will be reviving the Flipping Vintage blog and using it instead. I've been toying with the idea of re-launching Flipping Vintage, and this might be as good a time as any since I have something new and fun to talk about!

I did set up a Facebook page for the booth - Vintage Goodness Delaware - head on over and give it a like! I am also going to try running some Craig's List ads for some of the bigger and/or more interesting items, so that should be interesting... Wish me luck, I may need it! ;)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Decorating with Deer Antlers - New at auction on eBay this week!

I've never found any deer antlers before, but last weekend I finally got lucky and scored SIX different wall plaque racks at an estate sale! Well, I've seen them when I was out before, but they were always priced way too high for me to be able to pick them up... I know there are some folks out there who say eeewww, gross! about stuff like this, but it is a pretty popular trend right now, so there must be a lot of people who like them.

In fact they are trendy enough that I was able to create a Pinterest board of examples of people using them in their home decor. What is interesting is they aren't all necessarily in a typical "rustic" type of setting - instead people seem to be using them to add a bit of an organic feel to more modern style decor. I kind of dig it myself, they don't have much of an ick factor for me, and I like the way they look in a lot of the rooms I found online. Here is just a couple of examples from my board:

From Plastolux

And here are the antlers I found, they are all at auction right now!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New goodness at auction on eBay this week!

This post will be a bit short, because one group of items that I listed will be getting their own separate post tomorrow (click here if you want a sneak peek!). There is Pinterest board creating involved and everything! In the meantime, here's the rest of the stuff I managed to get up:

That's all the new stuff, I also went ahead and listed a few things I've had on Etsy at auction, to see if I could get any bites on them there: 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Goodness on Etsy - Vintage Botanical Prints!

I scored a great set of botanical prints that I listed individually in my Etsy shop yesterday - they are from the Scott Company circa 1978, so of course they all feature different types of grasses. What I really love about these is that illustrations are on a black background - makes them a little bit different from most botanical prints, and of course once they are hung they will really pop! Click on over if you want to check them all out...